Twisted Jack Pine
Are you sure that these is P. ponderosa. It looks like it has short needles. Maybe it is Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) The cones of Jack Pine will open only in high temperature after a natural fires. Very interesting tree. I also must go to some kind of nature excursion I am sitting in the city with a lot of work ;-)
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-03-06 8:15]
I love your composition - the twisted pine belongs smack in the center of the picture. Beautiful shades of green with a patch of blue sky showing. No scenery like this down here!
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-03-06 10:51]
Great composition - the avenue leads the eye to the twisted trunk. Expertly executed.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-03-06 10:51]
Hi Bob. Sounds like the worst of winter is over for you . good to go out for a drive in the car. I like the view you have of the trees with the opening. good natural colours and use of the light. well done TFS.
- gerbilratz (3176)
- [2008-03-06 11:57]
interesting tree's...very gnarly, taken well with a good POV...good notes also...TFS
- lawbert (0)
- [2008-03-06 11:59]
First of all a fine note about the pic and then a picture to be proud of with the given conditions...you have made this almost into a landscape shot having probed through the depths of the foreground to isolate this single Pine that has had a very interesting life in the elements.
Another fantastic Piece of photographic work.
- azleader (931)
- [2008-03-06 12:01]
Though I'm from the Pacific Northwest, I am not familiar with all the tree flora it has to offer. These trees look like classic Ponderosa Pine in their needles and the groupings of needles in their branches but nothing like it in their trunk size or color.
Thanks for introducing me to Jack Pine.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-03-06 15:41]
Hi Bob,you're buiding a unusual and very intesting gallery about this wonderfull places where you live,i like a lot your work,thanks for your time,Luciano
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-03-06 19:01]
nice capture of the pine in bob shannon style, the colours are natural and the pov suitable,well composed shot,
tfs & regards
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-03-06 19:04]
I didn't know there were pristine places like these, keeping humans away from it. this is a great idea! The only place I have seen like that was a private land where they kept deers. I am looking forward this video of the Palouse too, because me too I am interested in it, starting with the few you have shown us. Strangely, I am reading this book I bought used on Amazon, "Learning to see creatively" by Bryan Peterson and he has many Palouse pictures in there. Before I saw you pictures, I didn't even know it existed and there you are, both of you, showing us pictures. The Palouse is intriguing and beautiful at once. Look at those trees, twisted and curled, even the ground doesn't seem ordinary. I love the sunshine in this one, it's so "good to warm my bones besides the "picture" (fire)!" Thank you Bob,
- clnaef (6814)
- [2008-03-06 22:56]
Belle ambiance. On sent la chaleur et l'odeur des pins.
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-03-07 0:22]
I find your notes so interesting!
How wonderful that there are large tracts of land reserved only for plants and wild animals - they will only change things naturally and incredibly slowly!
I like how you have insinuated that spring is winning the battle over winter. By not being able to get too close, your photograph gives an overall wildness. I like the tones of green where one side is in shadow and the other in sun.
Many thanks for your warm comments on 'Shall I feed or shall I sing!'
- joey (24909)
- [2008-03-07 1:25]
An almost abstract image!
Very nicely composed shot.
This knarly old tree looks like the wisest of the forest with all the younger trees surrounding it as if they're listening to an ancient tale or something... call me crazy! :-)
Excellent detail and sharpness.
Well done Bob.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-03-07 5:42]
It looks sunny and cheerful out there among the pines, though I can spot the remains of snow and ice here and there under the trees, Bob.
Hopefully the warmth too would return soon.
Thanks for sharing this image typical of the area you live in.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-03-07 11:22]
wonderful landscapes images of trees, i love your POV,
that centered tree and the 2 ways the other trees as border,
lovely luminosity on your image, lovely greens colours of the trees,
- warnzy (20)
- [2008-03-07 11:49]
Nice shot and I guess you completed your video because I watched it earlier today i nice to have such a resourse on your doorstep (almost literally). I like the way thhe tree really stands out, which is amazing given it's surrounded by, well, trees. Classic Bob technique. Hope you and Jane have a great weekend.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-03-07 12:42]
Hi Bob, fascinating and lovely view of this strange pine with excellent sharpness, great composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- arfer (0)
- [2008-03-07 22:15]
Amazing how trees will stand the test of time.A true testament to their survivability.
The gnarled,twisted tree has probably seen it's share of inclement weather.
Well framed in the forest.
The shot has lovely lighting.
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-03-09 6:01]
Great composition again. You take a piece of the world and frame it so artistically that it stands along. I havent' developed that talent yet. Beautiful!
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2008-03-17 16:05]
A good capture of the twisted tree surrounded by other type of trees. The point of view is giving depth to the photo. The subject is well framed. The light brings out the colors. Have a nice day.